Shotcut

18.10.08 23 Oct 2018

Free open-source video editor.

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Developer website: Meltytech, LLC

Shotcut is a free, open-source, cross-platform video editor.

Features:
  • supports oodles of audio and video formats and codecs thanks to FFmpeg (or libav as-built)
  • supports many image formats such as BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, SVG, TGA, TIFF, as well as image sequences
  • no import required - native editing
  • frame-accurate seeking for many formats
  • multi-format timeline: mix and match resolutions and frame rates within a project
  • network stream playback (HTTP, HLS, RTMP, RTSP, MMS, UDP)
  • frei0r video generator plugins (e.g., color bars and plasma)
  • Blackmagic Design SDI and HDMI for input and preview monitoring
  • JACK transport sync
  • deinterlacing
  • detailed media properties panel
  • recent files panel
  • drag-and-drop files from file manager
  • save and load trimmed clip as MLT XML file
  • load and play complex MLT XML file as a clip
  • audio signal level meter
  • volume control
  • scrubbing and transport control
  • flexible UI through dock-able panels
  • encode/transcode to a variety of formats and codecs thanks to FFmpeg (or libav as-built)
  • capture (record) SDI, HDMI, webcam (V4L2), JACK, PulseAudio, IP streams, X11 screen
  • stream (encode to IP) files and any capture source
  • batch encoding with job control
  • create, play, edit, save, load, encode, and stream MLT XML playlists
  • unlimited undo and redo for playlist edits including a history view
  • connect to Melted servers over MVCP TCP protocol
  • control the transport playback of Melted units
  • edit Melted playlists including suport for undo/redo
  • OpenGL GPU-based image processing
  • multi-core parallel image processing when not using GPU (and frame-dropping is disabled)
  • video filters: blur, color grading, crop, glow, mirror, saturation, sharpen
  • 3-way (shadows, mids, highlights) color wheels for color correction and grading
  • eye dropper tool to pick neutral color for white balancing
  • translated to Spanish, French, Czech, and German

Note: Since the application is not signed, you need to Control-click the app icon and choose Open from the context menu the first time you run it.

What's New

Version 18.10.08:
New Features:
  • Support for Intel Quick Sync Video hardware-accelerated video encoders to the Windows build (in Export > Codec choose h264_qsv or hevc_qsv)
  • Grid and Safe Area overlays with a toggle/menu button to the player.
  • Snapping to the grid and safe areas for the VUI rectangle control as used by Text, Size and Position, and more filters
  • Open Other to the main toolbar with a drop-down menu
  • Ability to drag-n-drop folders from a file manager into Shotcut
  • Ability to supply multiple file and folder name arguments to the shotcut command line executable
  • Ability to make a temporary Custom Video Mode (leave Name blank).
  • Settings > Video Mode > Custom > Remove....
  • View > Layout > Remove....
  • Settings > Clear Recent on Exit checkbox to prevent saving data on a shared computer account
  • Command line option --clear-recent to enable Clear Recent on Exit and hide that option in the Settings menu
  • Dialog when you click to check for an update that asks if you want to check for update automatically (at startup only) with the option to suppress the dialog indefinitely
Fixed:
  • Audio preview distortion on Windows (regression in v18.09)
  • Some AAC MP4 files start in the middle
  • Un-mute a track may not draw its waveforms
  • Whitespace in Text filter removed in Export
  • Crash adding clip to Timeline after removing all tracks
  • Simple keyframes go missing or not all the way to 00:00
  • Switching from simple to advanced keyframes in Text, Rotate and Scale, Timer, and Size and Position filters
  • Possible crash when adding a transition by trimming
  • Crash on macOS after the app restarts itself when some Settings are changed
  • Moving a clip to the left where the right edge is not a blank
  • Some Timeline actions do not work correctly after a Ripple move
  • Undo/redo form trim-to-transition over a blank/gap
  • Ripple moving a clip to the end of a track was not extending the hidden black background
  • Hide the Text generator if Settings > GPU Effects is on (incompatible).
  • Rotate and Scale filter preset not saving keyframes for the Scale parameter
  • Crash opening multiple files at once either through File > Open or drag-n-drop from a file manager
  • Crash closing a playlist-only project with Automatic Video Mode.
  • Changing position or removing advanced keyframes for the Scale parameter of the Rotate and Scale filter distorting the aspect ratio of the image
  • Timeline > Split not working if the current track is empty. (It should split the topmost clip under the playhead)
  • Clicking the reset button of the Center checkbox of the Crop filter does not re-enable the other controls
  • Timeline and Keyframes timeline rulers are incorrect after changing Settings > Video Mode
  • Crash when the project frame rate is very low (< 6 fps)
  • Crash when switching keyframes on and off for position and size parameters in video filter such as Size and Position, Text, and Timer
  • Trimming multiple track filters hides them
  • Making a Text preset does not save the text (only all other parameters)
Changes and Improvements:
  • Changed resolution restriction from a multiple of 8 to a multiple of 2
  • Improved the layout of the filter chooser in Filters
  • Changed Timeline fade controls to behave the same as Keyframes simple keyframes
  • Changed the Noise generator from opening as a live source to a clip with a duration
  • Changed drag-n-drop to Playlist to not automatically open the first file unless the project is empty
  • Changed the Rotation parameter of the Mask filter to use degrees, and fixed its reset button
  • Added more library dependencies to the Linux portable tar, AppImage, and snap builds including the SWH LADSPA plugins

Requirements

  • OS X 10.8 or later

Ratings

Overall
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Current Version (18.x)
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Details

Downloads
20,078
Version Downloads
335
Type
Multimedia Design / Video
License
Free
Date
23 Oct 2018
Platform
Intel 64 / OS X
Price
Free